Product Designer

New York, NY
Job Terms:
65.23 to 85.72
Start date:

Job Description:

For this assignment, Aquent is seeking a Product Designer to focus on standards and consistency across products and services for developers and content partners. The ideal candidate will have a passion for creating and maintaining design systems and helping product designers in applying them across apps and services to create a suite of elegant provider products. The position requires working across different teams to create consensus and provide deliverables under tight deadlines. Strong communication skills are a must, as well as coolness under pressure, problem-solving, attention to detail, and the ability to mediate and cope with rapid change. Above all, the role requires a dedicated individual who understands high standards and design aesthetics to the core.  The target hiring compensation range for this role is 65.23 to 85.72. Compensation is based on several factors including, but not limited to education, relevant work experience, relevant certifications, and location.

**MUST have production design experience in building applications for the web. Work must be on resume and portfolio.

Key Qualifications 

• BFA or BA degree in design-related studies is required with a portfolio demonstrating user experience and visual design work 

• Experience in unifying and maintaining a UI and UX design across multiple teams with differing goals and priorities—including developing, maintaining, documenting, and gaining adoption of pattern libraries. 

• Expert knowledge of user-centered design principles 

• Experience working on responsive web apps

• Exceptional attention to detail 

• Ability to manage several complex projects simultaneously 

• Comfortable working in rapid iteration 

• Extraordinary ability to advocate for UI consistency with designers, engineers, product managers, and executives through writing, visuals, and presentations 

• Documenting interaction details, visual design specifications and QA of the implemented product 

• Familiarity with accessibility standards, inclusive design practices, and accessibility features 

• Fluent in Sketch 

• Prototyping skills are a plus 



• Work across content to identify emerging trends, and turn them into reusable patterns. 

• Develop and maintain a pattern library and documentation. 

• Advocate for UI standards and accessibility with designers, engineers, and stakeholders. 

• Spot opportunities to apply standards to new features, but know and support when it's time for the playbook to evolve. 

• Identify new design trends emerging in the design community and find significant ways to incorporate them into the client's design language. 

• Contribute to a design system, providing detailed specs, logic, and rules for a variety of use cases. 

• Comfortable working with stakeholders to ensure ideas are expressed appropriately. 

• Understand customer goals, business requirements, and technical constraints, and be able to work within project parameters. 

• Have a deep understanding of the target customers. 

• Attend product meetings and have a granular understanding of the company's goals. 

• Participate in QA as it pertains to content, and file bugs as necessary. 

• Work closely with: 

  • the Design team, to solve UI challenges in response to product requirements 
  • the Engineering team to assure design quality by auditing implementation during development, upholding the design principles that form the foundation of elegant, efficient, intuitive, and delightful products.

Client Description:

Our client, a leader in consumer electronics, is one of the greatest, most innovative, world-changing companies ever created! More like a cluster of start-ups versus a large company, they are single-handedly credited with creating some of the most impactful products of this generation.

Working alongside some of the brightest and most talented people, the work you do here will add up to something big that could not be done anywhere else.  There is no doubt that your best work will be brought out achieving some hefty goals at a heroic pace.

One thing we know is that you WILL NOT ever be bored.​

WORKING WITH AQUENT: long-term assignments with Aquent gets you access to some pretty cool things:
- You're paid weekly
- Subsidized health (including term life and LTD) and dental benefits after your first four weeks of work (averaging at least 20 hrs/wk)
- Access to Fidelity 401(k)
- Access to FSA Program
- Direct deposit for your pay check
- Access to our Talent Rewards Program (we reward for referrals!)
- Access to free online courses via Aquent's Gymnasium, to help you develop your skills: http://gymnasium.aquent.com/
- Access to free online courses via Lynda.com
- Aquent support: your Aquent Resource Manager checks in with you during the course of your contract to make sure you're happy and progressing according to your expectations (we're also there to be looking for new opportunities for you when you're close to wrapping up)


You might be a good fit if you: 

• Want to be on a team where design and user experience is represented and defended. 

• Want to work on a team where the best ideas win regardless of source.

• Want to work on a team where trust, sharing and healthy debate is the norm. 

• Want to be on a team that works closely, collaboratively, and cooperatively with one another to achieve our common goals. 

• Want to work on a team that develops effective processes that ensure success.